I had my 2nd opinion with the Neurosurgeon at Barrows Neurological today. When I told him that the 1st NS basically told me that I was a tall skinny blond bombshell 8> and that was my problem, he about fell down. He said "Didn't he LOOK at your MRI's?" I told that yes he had and he circled a bunch of impingements and compression areas, but dismissed me. He was stunned.
He said that even with his eyes shut he knew that I had myelopathy! But my favorite line was "It doesn't take a brain surgeon to be a brain surgeon on your case".
So, long story short, he is scheduling me for a 3-level ACDF. C4-5, C5-6, C6-7. AMAZING - all this time, I wasn't a crazy person after all.
Now I just have to figure out when to do it. My hubby is out of town from Sept 10 - 21st. My daughter's big 21st birthday is on October 4th. We have a weekend get away scheduled on Oct 10th. Eeesh!